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Yoga Class Etiquette
No one wants to end up being “THAT person” – the one who does something inappropriate in a yoga class. For a newcomer, this presents a problem: how does one know the correct etiquette if one doesn’t have experience? Here are a few tips for the newcomer.
A Yoga Sequence for Abs
Crunches only work a small part of the core. Here’s a yoga sequence that focuses on the entire torso.
Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose)
Downward Facing Dog Pose, called Adho Mukha Svanasana in Sanskrit, is one of the most basic yoga poses. Here are some cues for getting into the pose, as well as tips on how to use a variation at work.
Alternate Nostril Breathing
Nadi Shodhana is a pranayama, or breathing technique designed to help balance the body.
An Opening Sequence for Home Practice
Warming up is as useful in yoga as in any other movement-based discipline. Here is a sequence that will work with the entire core, for yogis and yoginis at any level.
Basic Poses for Beginning Practice
It's best to practice yoga regularly, but not every day has room for a complete class or video. Here are a few basic poses and an easy vinyasa that can be practiced in as little as five minutes.
Bhramari Pranayama, or Bee Breath, is an exercise that will calm the mind and help to control roiling emotions. Practice at the beginning or end of asana practice or meditation will allow the yogi/ni to use it when needed in the course of one's day.
Bikram, or "Hot" Yoga
Curious about Bikram yoga? This style has been in the news lately due to its charismatic yet controversial leader, Bikram Choudhury. However one feels about Mr. Choudhury, his series itself is well worth checking out.
Buying Yoga Pants
What to wear to a yoga class? It's a good bet that yoga pants or tights will be one of the items. Here is a run-down on wear to shop to find offerings for a range of budgets and figures - for both men and women.
There are many ways to meditate, and many traditions to draw upon. But what exactly is meditation? This article attempts to demystify the practice.
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